Dar Bensouda Hotel - Fes

N°14 Zkak El Bghel, Quettanine, Fes, Morocco, 30 000  show map
 4 stars
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Dar Bensouda Hotel - Fes

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 4 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Dining room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Steam bath

Back massage

Reflex massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Beauty treatment

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Dar Bensouda Hotel is set in a mountain area of Fes next to Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II, Fes el-Jdid and Moulay Abdellah Quarter. Founded in 1760, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

Its location next to a train station allows to see a mosque, a museum and a palace in Fes. The center of Fes is 4 km away from the venue.

Dar Bensouda Hotel offers a sweeping view to its guests.

Dar Bensouda Hotel lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Sais airport.

Rooms

The property provides modern guestrooms including prestige double room, deluxe suite and standard double room. Many guestrooms offer views of Atlas Mountains. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bidet, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. There is a restaurant serving Moroccan dishes on site. The property is set in Fes El Bali district, within about 5 minutes' walk of The Ruined Garden and Le Patio Bleu that serve delectable meals.

Services

The on-site car and bicycle rentals are also available.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature babysitting, cribs and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 4 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Beauty treatment
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Dar Bensouda Hotel - Fes Fes location
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Hotel Address:

N°14 Zkak El Bghel, Quettanine, Fes, Morocco, 30 000

Get directions
City Center
  • Fes
    2.5 mi
Airports
  • Sais (FEZ)
    9.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Ville Nouvelle - Fes Railway Station
    2.0 mi
  • Fes Railway Station
    2.0 mi
Restaurants
  • The Ruined Garden (cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan)
    400 ft
  • Restaurant Sekaya
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Dar Bensouda Hotel - Fes Fes location
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      Hotel Address:

      N°14 Zkak El Bghel, Quettanine, Fes, Morocco, 30 000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Fes
        2.5 mi
      Airports
      • Sais (FEZ)
        9.4 mi
      Train Stations
      • Ville Nouvelle - Fes Railway Station
        2.0 mi
      • Fes Railway Station
        2.0 mi
      Restaurants
      • The Ruined Garden (cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan)
        400 ft
      • Restaurant Sekaya
        700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        11

      Dar Bensouda Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Medina - 1400 ft
      • Nouvelle Ville - 2.4 mi
      • City Center - 2.4 mi

      Places of interest

      • Souk - 400 ft
      • C.C.I.S Fes - 1.9 mi
      • Fez el Bali - 2.3 mi

      Train stations

      • Ville Nouvelle - Fes Railway Station - 1.9 mi
      • Fes Railway Station - 2.0 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Borj Fez Mall - 1.6 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Karaouiyne - 1000 ft
      • Batha Square - 1700 ft
      • Medersa Bouanania - 1700 ft

      Stadiums

      • complexe El batha"EL Morkkab" - 2700 ft
      • Champs De Course - 2.8 mi

      Museums

      • Royal Palace Fes - 1.2 mi

      Parks

      • Medina ancient park - 3700 ft

      Local attractions

      • Kairaouine Mosque - 5100 ft
        Fes el-Bali, Fes
      • Attarin Medersa - 1.7 mi
        Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes
      • Maison de la Photographie - 2.6 mi
        46 Rue Ahel Fes, Marrakech
      • Fes el-Jdid - 1.2 mi
      • Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II - 1.7 mi
        Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes

      Near the hotel

      • Medina of Fez - 1100 ft
        Fes el-Bali, Fes
      • Bou Inania Medersa - 1600 ft
        Talaa Kebira, Fes
      • Jardin Jnan Sbil - 4100 ft
        Avenue Moulay Hassan, Fes
      • Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts - 900 ft
        Pl. Nejjarine, Fes
      • Andalusian Mosque - 2900 ft
        Rue Nekhaline, Fes
      • Cherratin Medersa - 4800 ft
        Derb Zaouia, Fes

      Restaurants nearby

      • The Ruined Garden - 400 ft

        Address: Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui
        Phone: +212649191410

        79% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan
        Price Range: USD 8 - USD 42

      • Le Patio Bleu - 800 ft

        Address: Ville ancienne
        Phone: (0)535638996

        80% likes this, based on 66 reviews
        Cuisine: Moroccan

      • Dar Saada - 1000 ft

        Address: 21, Souk Attarine
        Phone: (212) 55 63 73 70/71

        50% likes this, based on 55 reviews
        Cuisine: Moroccan

      • Restaurant Sekaya - 700 ft

        Address: No 87 Zekake lehjar
        Phone: 06 64 46 64 08

        67% likes this, based on 66 reviews
        Price Range: USD 3 - USD 10

      • Restaurant La Medina - 900 ft

        Address: Bis Derb Le Hammam-Gerniz

        60% likes this, based on 28 reviews
        Cuisine: Moroccan

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        11
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      Dar Bensouda Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dar Bensouda

      Average guest rating

      9.0out of 10
      Superb
      Based on 309 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Couple
        10.0

        Sayid and his staff were great. Very friendly and courteous. The location is great- right inside the Medina, but a little hard to find by yourself. Strongly recommend contacting the staff to guide you. The hotel itself is like an oasis inside the Medina. It is quiet, beautiful and cool (which helped with some of the hot days we had)

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        A beautifully restored/converted riad. Unlike some of the others we saw in Fez and elsewhere, the owner of this riad has opted for a simplicity in design and materials that nonetheless feels very luxurious, but allows the original beauty of this riad to shine through. The staff (from the doorman to the owner) were welcoming and helpful but never intrusive, the breakfast in the morning was fantastic, and we enjoyed sitting with a cup of tea or glass of wine in the lovely courtyard areas. Our room was comfortable, tastefully furnished, and quiet. Overall, this was an oasis of peace in the busy medina. Highly recommended.

      • Couple
        10.0

        We both thought the riad was beautiful. The interiors were very Moroccan and the suite we had was very spacious with four beautifully designed rooms. The standard was exceptional and on a par with four and five star hotels in Europe. The manager and staff were all very warm and genuinely welcoming; all were very kind and more than happy to help us with advice and guides. So we would both definitely recommend the riad if you are planning to stay in Fez. Remember to keep some small 20 dhm notes to leave for the local porters who will carry your luggage from the taxi to the riad.

      • Couple
        8.2

        It's a little Oasis inside the mess of the medina. The staff was really kind and provided us with any need requested.Really good value for money.

        The location is very difficult to find. But the hotel staff sent us someone to collect us at the nearest parking.

      • Couple
        9.6

        A little hard to find but that is obvious considering its in the medina of fes! Nothing to complain about it's perfect. Everyone working there is incredibly helpful, botching was an issue. Cannot wait to come back. Recommend to everyone!

      • Couple
        9.2

        It was beautiful, luxurious large. Our room was huge the ceiling height amazing! The owner was happy to cater to our every request. Mint tea was refreshingly good. The Harira soup devine! The food overall was totally delicious. The serving sizes were huge. Breakfast was different each morning (we stayed four nights). Each time moutwateringly good, the best orange juice I have ever tasted. You must try the Hamma its a definite must! The view from the rooftop terrace at sunset is stunning.

        The hotel is near impossible to find, you definitely need a guide to take you there if you are arriving from elsewhere. Its rather noisy you can hear everything from inside your room, people talking, doors banging, kitchen noise. Our room was on the ground floor right next to the kitchen, avoid this room if you can for noise. The medina is not safe to explore on your own at night so your kinda held hostage by the hotel which is fustrating at times. If you arrive by train do not take up any offers by other travellers pretending to 'have a friend in Fes who just happens to also be a guide' these are gangs of thieves who will rip you off pretending to be official guides. Only use the hotels recommended guides.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        We were blown away by the staff, they were thoughtful, kind and incredibly helpful. The riad is beautifully restored and gorgeous. It was my best experience in Morocco.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Dar Bensouda is a stunningly beautiful house that once belonged to the city's most loved Imam. Such was the admiration for this holy man that the Sultan build a mosque for him next door. This place has been fully restored to its glory days and you will get a real power-shower in the spacious suites. No photo can truly capture the magic of the place. When the traditional Riads are very original but with limited common space, this place offers you a lot of personal spaces to choose from. If you decide to spend the day not going out you can simply move with the sun: from the inner courtyard to the roof terrace, with views above the whole old town, and end up in the swimming pool in the second courtyard. The rest of guests were brilliant bunch and very discrete. The food and drinks were all very reasonably priced and tasted delicious - do try their desserts garnished with the most aromatic mint! Delightful experience in the scorching afternoon sun! The service at this palace is second to none - the manager Said, who met us on arrival, was a true gentleman with exceptional manners and knowledge! The rest of the staff impressed us with their polite understanding for personal space and natural grace. We never felt crowded and still never lacked attention! Use the hamam & massage for full recreation - we did just before our departure and felt much better during the busy flight back to London. As it was possible the manager allowed us to check out at our convenience without any talk about extra payment... That atmosphere of generosity and respect made our experience unforgettable one! One must stay at least once in such a breathtaking place and treasure the memories of it for as long as one can! We loved Fes!

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Dar Bensouda is a beautiful riad and the manager, Said, is very helpful. The roof terrace is amazing and the swimming pool and restaurant areas are very comfortable too. The breakfast was very good and the rooms were spacious and clean.

        Fez is not a very nice place to visit. The location of the riad makes it impossible to find and you cannot go out without someone from the hotel. Locals are hostile and they will pretend that they are willing to take you to your hotel if you are lost but they will then ask you for a significant amount of money. They see tourists as money and they are very disrespectful towards women - making comments etc. Be prepared for lots of hassle! We nearly ended up having a fight with two guys...All four of us got food poisoning (salmonella) even though we only went to restaurants recommended by the hotel and by guides that the hotel had arranged for us. We only ate cooked food - imagine what would have happened had we eaten salad! :-) Stay away from Fez at all costs!

      • Couple
        10.0

        Excellent personal service (even guidance through the medina maze). Beautiful location, which is a combination of fine restorations of traditional Maroccan houses and the comfort of modern facilities. Located in te heart of the medina. We would definitely recommend this Riad.

        Everything was arranged well. If I have to mention a small dissatisfier it would be the relatively high prices for dinner.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Authentic, one of a kind, in the old city of Fez

        It was not communicated clearly enough, that you cannot park with your car anywhere near. We arrived at 10 pm and waited for 30 minutes for someone coming to pick us up. It is nearly impossible to get there by yourself. It should be communicated in advance.

      • Couple
        7.8

        It is the most beautiful thing that I have seen in Morocco!..very recommended except for the position in the middle of medina, very hard to be found – just be sure to call the riad for help..they will send someone immediately. Probably it is better to ask in advance where to park the car or where to arrive with the taxi

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Lovely historic Riad, centrally located in medina. Facilities are well presented, pool, courtyards, resting areas, rooftop. The air conditioner broke down on our first night, and the staff had the repair underway the first thing the following day, and worked into the night until 23hrs to replace, which despite the inconvenience of warm nights, was a good sign of their customer focus.

        Breakfast could be improved with some variety, especially if staying for several days.

      • Single
        5.8

        The architecture of the hotel is fantastic, wonderful: Note: 10+. It is really something special. Not the usual boring hotel. G to this hotel if you look for a luxurious arabian palace.

        Apart from the architecture which is really great ( A wonderful palace just like a fairy arabian tale ) the rest from food to service is standard: It is not really bad but not something special and not something you would not find anywhere else. In particular I did not like the location of the hotel. It is in the heart of the medina. Very unconfortable to reach with laggages/bags. No map is available. At night it could be unpleasant to get to the hotel. You are bombarded with thousand of requests from money to sex to ( ? )... At daytime it is also not pleasant to go away from the hotel or to get to the hotel. There are no indications, no signals you get lost even if you have a good orientation skill. You have always to find someone local to get from and to the hotel. If you really like the medina then go to an hotel outside the medina and visit the medina daytime.

      • Couple
        10.0

        It is a beautiful place, an amazing rooftop and it is located in the hart of the Medina. The rooms are beautiful and the patio is perfect for relaxing after a long day in the medina.

        nothing it is perfect!

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Dar Bensouda Hotel - Fes Fes location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      N°14 Zkak El Bghel, Quettanine, Fes, Morocco, 30 000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Fes
        2.5 mi
      Airports
      • Sais (FEZ)
        9.4 mi
      Train Stations
      • Ville Nouvelle - Fes Railway Station
        2.0 mi
      • Fes Railway Station
        2.0 mi
      Restaurants
      • The Ruined Garden (cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan)
        400 ft
      • Restaurant Sekaya
        700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        11